Lady Gaga's Indonesia Show Cancelled
Islamic Protestors Believe Singer Could ‘Corrupt Youth’
Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel her sold-out 'Born This Way Ball' show at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, after Islamic and conservative critics have said that her revealing costumes, ‘suggestive dance moves’ and ‘vulgar’ style could corrupt the nation’s youth.
According to the Associated Press, a spokesperson for the national police confirmed on Tuesday that the show’s permit has been denied after religious conservatives became concerned that the concert could ‘undermine the nation’s moral fibre’. Some critics even threatened physical force to stop the singer from leaving her plane.
According to Reuters, Salim Alatas the Jakarta head of Islamic Defender Front (FPI) said: ‘She’s a vulgar singer who wears only panties and a bra when she sings and she stated she is the envoy of the devil’s child and that she will spread satanic teaching.’
Local police suggested the permit be denied, after growing concerns that they might not be able to guarantee security at the show.